Virginia Piper Cancer Institute® –Buffalo Hospital invites the public to see its new space, meet the staff and become familiar with the latest in cancer care at an open house Wednesday, September 11 from 4 to 7 p.m.
Timothy Sielaff, MD, president of Virginia Piper Cancer Institute, will speak at 5:30 p.m.
The new Virginia Piper Cancer Institute® – Buffalo Hospital combines clinic and infusion services into a newly renovated space with all of the elements of a nationally accredited cancer program. The new center is 3,350 square feet, and the $240,000 cost was made possible by community gifts.
The infusion rooms, where patients receive chemotherapy, have heated, comfortable chairs. Each room has a recliner for a family member or friend, flat-screen TV and DVD player. And, iPads will be available during treatment visits.
Each clinic exam room has a phone. If patients have family members who are unable to attend, they can participate in the appointments by conference calls. Other features include professional wig and bra fitting services, healing art throughout, a refreshment center and resource library.
Virginia Piper Cancer Institute® –Buffalo Hospital takes a team approach to cancer care that includes a medical oncologist, surgeon, genetic counselor, pathologist and other specially trained staff.
Every patient has a nurse cancer care coordinator who can make appointments, answer questions, and even be a support person at appointments. Physical and occupational therapy, lymphedema therapy, adaptive devices, pain management alternatives and nutritional support, are also available.
Patients can meet with all the specialists in the center, and in most cases, all care can be provided at Buffalo Hospital.